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ThreatExpert's awareness of the file "akv.exe":

Across all ThreatExpert reports, the file "akv.exe" was mostly identified as a threat.
File "akv.exe" has the following statistics:
Total number of reports analysed611,932
Number of cases that involved the file "akv.exe"227
Number of incidents when this file was found to be a threat218
Statistical volume of cases when "akv.exe" was a threat96%
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The file "akv.exe" is known to be created under the following filenames:
  • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the Program Files folder. A typical path is C:\Program Files.
  • %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
  • %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.

The file "akv.exe" has the following possible countries of origin:
OriginNumber of Incidents
Russian Federation83

The following threats are known to be associated with the file "akv.exe":
Threat AliasNumber of Incidents
Keylog-Ardamax.dll [McAfee]2,236
Spyware.Ardakey [Symantec]2,155
Application.Ardamax_Keylogger [PC Tools]1,966
MonitoringTool:Win32/Ardamax [Microsoft]1,658
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.w [Kaspersky Lab]1,155
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.ah [Ikarus]989
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.r [Kaspersky Lab]808
Keylog-Ardamax [McAfee]658
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.404480 [AhnLab]655
Mal/Generic-A [Sophos]552
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.y [Kaspersky Lab]504
RiskWare.ArdamaxView.A [PC Tools]315
Spyware.Ardakey!sd6 [PC Tools]145
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax [Ikarus]130 [Kaspersky Lab]126
Trojan.Generic [Ikarus]117
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.403968 [AhnLab]112
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.417280 [AhnLab]84
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.403456 [AhnLab]60
Virus.Win32.Ardamax.EK [Ikarus]49
Spyware.Ardakey!sd5 [PC Tools]39
Trojan-Spy.Ardamax!sd5 [PC Tools]35
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.u [Kaspersky Lab]30
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Ardamax.e [Kaspersky Lab]30 [Ikarus]28
Win-Trojan/Xema.variant [AhnLab]25
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.u [Ikarus]24
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.o [Kaspersky Lab]20
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.271 [Kaspersky Lab]16
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.p [Kaspersky Lab]16
TROJ_Generic [Trend Micro]16 [Kaspersky Lab]12
Generic.dx [McAfee]6
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.ah [Kaspersky Lab]6 [Kaspersky Lab]6
Generic PWS.y [McAfee]5
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.398848.C [AhnLab]5
Generic.eo [McAfee]4
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Ardamax.g [Kaspersky Lab]4
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Ardamax.h [Kaspersky Lab]4
TSPY_ARDAMAX.E [Trend Micro]4
Keylog-Ardamax.dll!a [McAfee]3
Spyware.Ardakey [PC Tools]3
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.402944.E [AhnLab]3 [Kaspersky Lab]2 [Kaspersky Lab]2 [Kaspersky Lab]2
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.ld [Kaspersky Lab]2
Virus.Win32.Spyware [Ikarus]2
Virus.Win32.Virut.n [Kaspersky Lab]2
W32/Vetor-A [Sophos]2
W32/Virut.gen [McAfee]2
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.402944.B [AhnLab]2
Application.Ardamax!ct [PC Tools]1
Generic PWS.y!bfv [McAfee]1
Generic PWS.y!bt [McAfee]1 [Kaspersky Lab]1
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.dc [Kaspersky Lab]1
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.dn [Kaspersky Lab]1 [Kaspersky Lab]1
not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.k [Kaspersky Lab]1
PE_VIRUT.XK [Trend Micro]1
PE_VIRUT.XL [Trend Micro]1
Trojan Horse [Symantec]1
Trojan-Spy.468480 [Ikarus]1
Virus:Win32/Virut.AF [Microsoft]1
Virus:Win32/Virut.AN [Microsoft]1
W32.Virut.R [Symantec]1
W32.Virut.U [Symantec]1
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.398848 [AhnLab]1
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.399360 [AhnLab]1
Win-Trojan/Ardamax.399360.B [AhnLab]1